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What’s in the stars for you this August ?

Happy birthday to Leo and Virgo celebrating this month! Find out what the stars have in store for you with our August horoscopes.

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What’s in the stars for you this month?

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LEO JUL 23 – AUG 22

If you’ve had a project in mind, this is the month to embark on it. Success is sure, as solutions will seem readily available even when you’re faced with issues and dilemmas. The advice is to stick to what you know and are familiar with, rather than unconventional ideas. There is a small window of success here, so don’t waste time on short cuts or a route that is off the beaten path. Have a vision, go with your experience, trust your instincts and victory will be yours.

VIRGO AUG 23 – SEP 22

Since this is a Mercury Retrograde month, you should be more aware than usual of what you say to others. Words play an important role at this time, and so does compassion. You shouldn’t take things personally; rather, you should empathise with other people. For example, if someone has slighted you in some way, it may be that they are going through a hard time and are not currently in the right frame of mind to say the right things. Major decisions should be made during the first half of the month if possible; any later and you won’t see a favourable result. Keep tensions and conflict at bay, and things should flow well.

LIBRA SEP 23 – OCT 22

A hard lesson awaits Librans in August. You can’t rush anything – doing so will only cause frustration. Don’t fight against the flow; just go with it. Many a time this month, you’ll feel you’re balancing a million uncompleted tasks all at once. Avoid feeling overwhelmed by accepting the situation as is and trusting that things are heading in the right direction. The key is to find stability in an extremely unstable environment. Once you’re able to establish that, your confidence will take over.

SCORPIO OCT 23 – NOV 21

You may have enjoyed some form of financial freedom and a well-balanced family life for some time, but things are about to change. Just as finances cause you worry this month, they will also be the thing to pull you out of your woes. Ironically, the result of your problems will be that a whole new perspective will open up for you. This will give you even more determination and energy to push yourself through this time and to look at opportunities that you would never have considered in the past.

SAGITTARIUS NOV 22 – DEC 21

There will be no time to procrastinate this August, so just get on with things that you’ve been wanting to do. Everything will fall into place with ease, and not much effort will be required. However, if you don’t get the ball rolling now, nothing will ever materialise. You’ll attain harmony and balance is attained in your family life as well this month; the key, though, is not to let your emotions get the better of you – remain detached and objective at all times in all your dealings.

CAPRICORN DEC 22 – JAN 19

On the family front, things could not be better. If you haven’t seen your relatives for a while, you may have the opportunity to see them all together in one place. If you’ve been thinking for a while about doing something, this feels like the month where you actually get down to doing it. It’s good to dream, but it would be even better to implement plans to make those dreams a reality. Expect to be kept busy with some challenges – all in the name of materialising your thoughts.

AQUARIUS JAN 20 – FEB 18

You’ve got all the ingredients and the perfect environment to make things happen in your career this month. If you have been working hard for some time, expect to receive the recognition you deserve – a pay rise or even a promotion could be on its way! Business owners will see the implementation of creative ideas, or even a successful collaboration that will lead to long-term expansion. Despite this being a Mercury Retrograde month, nothing will stop the Aquarian energy from moving mountains.

PISCES FEB 19 – MAR 20

It’s time to put an end to feeling like a victim of your circumstance; instead, take responsibility for your actions. You have to understand that life is what you make it. If something makes you unhappy, then work towards changing it rather than blaming other people and your environment. It is you that has placed limitations upon yourself. Make the decision to get yourself out of this vicious cycle and you’ll be on your way to better things.

ARIES MAR 21 – APR 19

Communication is key for Aries this August. Your reliability or trustworthiness may be questioned, so be prepared! Letting any unpleasant matter rest could be the best thing to do as we go through a Mercury Retrograde this month. Trust that things will take care of themselves, and know that meddling in matters or defending yourself might only make things worse. So, take a deep breath and just ride through it – you know where you stand, and you accept that what goes down will come back up again.

TAURUS APR 20 – MAY 20

A calm month awaits Taurus. Not much will be going on where physical activity is concerned – it’s more about pursuing inner calm and balance. Expect to feel more confident and sure of your current circumstances. It’s the perfect month to make some major decisions, because your mind is clear. There is a lightness in your being and a happiness in knowing that all will be well, as long you approach things in a calm and balanced manner.

GEMINI MAY 21 – JUN 20

Gemini has been waiting a long time for a month like this to come along! Your circumstances are about to make an about-turn. Any discontentment you may have been feeling makes an exit, as if it never was in the first place! You’ll find that your finances improve; this might come in the form of landing a dream job, winning a large contract for your business, an inheritance or even the lottery! If a property is what you’re after, you may see your dream home materialise. In this strange month, it may feel surreal to observe how quickly the climate changes from negative to positive.

CANCER JUN 21 – JUL 22

It’s another month of learning for Cancer. You’ re awakened to the idea that the reasons for any lack of achievement – for example, in pursuing your true passion – have been created by yourself. Along the way, you’ve picked up self-limiting beliefs that have made you think it impossible to fulfil your dreams. This month, you’ll hark back to a time in your past when you felt free and light, believing that anything was possible – and it really was! Now it’s time to work your way towards that state once again, to lighten your baggage as your progress through the month.

This article first appeared in the August 2017 edition of Expat Living. You can purchase a copy or subscribe so you never miss an issue!

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